Community Support Worker
Community Support Worker
Contract type: Permanent
Hours per week: 30
Salary: Circa £13,200 per annum
About the role
We have a fantastic opportunity for a Community Support Worker to join our team in Dundee who will work in partnership with service users and under the supervision of senior staff to fulfil service users agreed personal plans. Under these plans you will enable service users to maintain or develop independence skills and maintain appropriate housing or prepare for appropriate housing in the community.
Whilst fulfilling this function, the Community Support Worker must give consideration to the health, safety and security of individuals and their environment at all times.
About the person
With excellent interpersonal and communication skills as well as the ability to work as part of a team and on own initiative, candidates should have:
- Experience of working with people who have personal care and support needs
- A knowledge of community care resources
- An understanding of Risk Assessment
- Experience of participating in a multi-disciplinary team environment
- Experience of delivering high quality services to the public
- Good written and verbal communication skills
- Experience of finding information through the internet and other sources
- Knowledge of services provided by the NHS and Social Care
Closing date for application is 23.59 on the 4th of October 2017 with interviews to follow.
About the organisation
The British Red Cross helps millions of people in the UK and around the world to prepare for, respond to and recover from emergencies, disasters and conflicts.
Our volunteers and staff help people in crisis to live independently by providing support at home, mobility aids and transport. We also teach first aid skills.
We are part of the global Red Cross and Red Crescent humanitarian network. We refuse to ignore people in crisis.
We offer a wide range of staff benefits, these include:
- 36 days holiday (including Bank Holidays)
- Up to 6% contributory pension
- Childcare vouchers
The British Red Cross is committed to being an inclusive employer with a diverse workforce. We encourage applications from people from the widest possible diversity of backgrounds, cultures and experiences - including disabled and ethnic minority candidates. This is to contribute to the breadth of experience we need to respond to people in crisis.
As part of its recruitment and selection process the British Red Cross undertakes PVG/DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) checking of all individuals who regularly work with or have access to children and vulnerable adults.
The British Red Cross, incorporated by Royal Charter 1908, is a charity registered in England and Wales (220949) and Scotland (SC037738).
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